|Let's be honest, this is probably what you are here for!|
|"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. |
Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"
My work schedule isn't going to change anytime soon so now is as good a time as any to start to build the model, since it's been unfolded for a while. But I don't think I can do a power build over 1-2 weeks like previous ones due to less free time, so this will be a slower job, chipping away in the evenings and maybe some longer sessions in at the weekends.
So here goes! Y'know I find weapons a big chore after doing the rest of the character...so this time I'm attempting the gun first! Actually it's more because I realised I printed a faint lined template instead of lineless for the legs PDO so I thought I'd start on this in the meantime.
10th June: Scimitar starts! The raised side sections are pretty bent, so I shall print a fresh neat surface to stick over later.
11th June: All this from 2 nights! Did I mention I hate making the guns?
12th June: Gun done. Side fins are a bit fiddly. This paper is 160gsm yet rather soft and doesn't hold angular shapes too well.
13th June: I built a leg.
14th June: And another one. Roll on the weekend!
15-16th June: All joined up legs. These textures look great! Then later, worked up most of the body.
More coming as time goes by. Maybe not every day but I hope to get a nice easy pace going.